Burns Night 2014

Last night a few of us got together at the house of our pals Michelle and Murray to celebrate Robert Burns night. Technically we were a day early, but it meant we could do so on a Saturday and recover before the weekend was over.

The Bard himself was in attendance.

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Michelle had gone all out, and there was tartan and Scottish bits and pieces everywhere.

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The table was all set out for a formal Burns supper, and they had ordered three different haggis (haggii?) from a special craft butcher: vegetarian, gluten free, and the classic meaty one.

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There are no pictures of the haggis itself, which I know you’ll be very sad about, but I was too busy stuffing my face… once the traditional address was complete of course. Murray took far too much delight in stabbing them all.

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Once the food was over, there was of course, drinking.

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I’m sure Burns would have been proud, given his own renowned penchant for the booze.

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As one might expect, things got out of hand.

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Whether our national poet would approve of what went on later is an interesting question.

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We made sure he was nice and well oiled though, so he can’t complain too much.

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Hmm, well… maybe.

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We took lots of pictures.

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and it turns out that Gerry gives amazing massages.

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It was nice to see that one of our wee cactii from the wedding had gone to a good home…

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As the night wound down, me and Murray were left to talk about the results of the independence referendum back in September, and commiserate the loss together.

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There’s still time.

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Leica M8 – Canon 50mm f0.95

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